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Washington riots: Protests continue after inauguration

Riots are continuing to erupt throughout Washington in anti-Trump protests just blocks away from where the inaugural parade is set to take place.

Violent protesters have clashed with police and brought traffic to a standstill in the capital.

Around 100 people were arrested by 3pm local time (8pm GMT).

Jammeh agrees to cede power to Barrow in The Gambia

Adama Barrow (left) has succeeded Yahya Jammeh (right) as The Gambia's news president. Credit: AP

Gambia's defeated president Yahya Jammeh has agreed to cede power to its new leader Adama Barrow, a Senegalese government official has said.

Barrow was sworn in to office at the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal on Thursday, as pressure increased on Jammeh to peacefully step aside.

Jammeh, who ruled the country for two decades, had been ordered to give up power by midday on Friday by West African leaders or be forced out by regional troops already in the country.

He initially conceded defeat to Barrow, a former north London Argos security guard, in last year's election but made a dramatic u-turn a week later.


Former US President George H.W. Bush 'breathing unaided'

Bush is 92-years-old making him the nation's oldest living ex-president. Credit: AP

George H.W. Bush is now breathing on his own after a breathing tube was removed on Friday, according to a family spokesman.

The former US President has spent nearly a week at a Houston hospital where he is being treated for pneumonia.

Bush, who at 92 is the nation's oldest living ex-president, watched the inauguration of President Donald Trump from the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital.

Former first lady Barbara Bush, 91, was admitted to the same hospital on Wednesday as a precaution after experiencing fatigue and coughing.

The spokesman added that she is being treated for bronchitis and is expected to remain in the hospital over the weekend as a precaution.


'Numerous' arrests as 'riots' erupt during inauguration

Donald Trump's inauguration attracted huge crowds in Washington DC.

"Numerous" arrests have been made in Washington after violent protests erupted during Donald Trump's inauguration, with some charged with rioting.

Police said pepper spray and "other control devices" were used to "control the criminal actors" and "protect persons and property".

Two officers sustained minor injuries from "coordinated attacks" and police vehicles were damaged, the city's police department added.

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